Christmas pudding

Sat on the serving tray Each little bit of you oozes festive smells, Allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg Salsa away with seasonal fruits, mingling Over a drop of festive tipple Note how the alcohol burns away in a wonderful display And leaves a fruity taste to accompany the Lovely sultanas, currants, candied peel and cherries

Ode to a ham

Newbold Verdon, 25th december While the children played their games Under the gaze of the decorated Christmas tree You sat bathing in a sugary herbal bath Turning like cleopatra As you cooked away in the oranges, spices and cloves Sending sumptuous smells through the house Till it was time for you to join the vegetablesContinue reading “Ode to a ham”

A little something from Father Christmas sr.

It was a few days before Santa Claus was about to do his deliveries And the elves were busy in their workshop When a little elf ran up to the big man and handed him a letter “Dear klaus,” it read… “Nice to see you and yours doing so well in your work, Was wonderingContinue reading “A little something from Father Christmas sr.”

Bag O’Sweets

Open up your bag and round a quarter of sweets for half a pound a drumstick lolly that’s hard to beat lemon drops for a special treat chocolate footballs and fizzy drops the magic candy that fizzes and pops cola bottles and sherbet tubes candied shrimps and pineapple cubes Now , don’t eat them allContinue reading “Bag O’Sweets”